Let's get a .mac top level domain! As in www.xyz.mac

 
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Old 02-12-2004
Let's get a .mac top level domain! As in www.xyz.mac

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is inviting proposals for new sponsored top level domains.
This may be wishful thinking, but isn't that a chance to push for a .mac top level domain (TLD)?
I for one would VASTLY like the idea of having a domain of something.mac -- That's so much better than something.com in terms of spreading the love!

I see two options:
- Apple could initiate and sponsor this -- possibly with the option of giving their .mac subscribers actual joebloggs.mac domains with their subscription, which if you're asking me is LOTS better than homepage.mac.com/joebloggs. Of course, second level .mac domain registration should also be open to non-.mac users, for a non-excessive fee.
- A grassroots movement of Apple users could initiate and sponsor the process. That DOES however require quite a few people to really work on things (it's much easier for an existing company like Apple to do). And I for example simply can't at the moment even pledge any contribution in terms of time and effort (and definitely none in terms of money).

The ICANN announcement is at:
http://www.icann.org/announcements/a...nt-15dec03.htm

(previously posted at http://www.ropersonline.com/rcubed/#107652814204547996 and suggested to Apple and various other places)
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bt-device(1)							    bluez-tools 						      bt-device(1)

NAME
bt-device - a bluetooth device manager SYNOPSIS
bt-device [OPTION...] Help Options: -h, --help Application Options: -a, --adapter=<name|mac> -l, --list -c, --connect=<mac> -d, --disconnect=<name|mac> -r, --remove=<name|mac> -i, --info=<name|mac> -s, --services <name|mac> [<pattern>] --set <name|mac> <property> <value> -v, --verbose DESCRIPTION
This utility is used to manage Bluetooth devices. You can list added devices, connect to a new device, disconnect device, remove added device, show info about device, discover remote device services or change device properties. OPTIONS
-h, --help Show help -a, --adapter <name|mac> Specify adapter to use by his Name or MAC address (if this option does not defined - default adapter used) -l, --list List added devices -c, --connect <mac> Connect to the remote device by his MAC, retrieve all SDP records and then initiate the pairing -d, --disconnect <name|mac> Disconnects a specific remote device by terminating the low-level ACL connection. -r, --remove Remove device (and also the pairing information) -i, --info Show information about device (returns all properties) -s, --services <name|mac> [<pattern>] Starts the service discovery to retrieve remote service records, the `pattern` parameter can be used to specify specific UUIDs --set <property> <value> Change device properties (see DEVICE PROPERTIES section for list of available properties) -v, --verbose Verbosely display remote service records (affect to service discovery mode) DEVICE PROPERTIES
string Address [ro] The Bluetooth device address (MAC) of the remote device. string Name [ro] The Bluetooth remote device name. string Icon [ro] Proposed icon name according to the freedesktop.org icon naming specification. uint32 Class [ro] The Bluetooth class of device of the remote device. list UUIDs [ro] List of 128-bit UUIDs that represents the available remote services. boolean Paired [ro] Indicates if the remote device is paired. boolean Connected [ro] Indicates if the remote device is currently connected. boolean Trusted [rw] Indicates if the remote is seen as trusted. boolean Blocked [rw] If set to true any incoming connections from the device will be immediately rejected. string Alias [rw] The name alias for the remote device. The alias can be used to have a different friendly name for the remote device. In case no alias is set, it will return the remote device name. Setting an empty string as alias will convert it back to the remote device name. boolean LegacyPairing [ro] Set to true if the device only supports the pre-2.1 pairing mechanism. AUTHOR
Alexander Orlenko <zxteam@gmail.com>. SEE ALSO
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